Ghost Rider invents fire

At SDCC movie panels, directors owned up to falling behind schedule because of having . to invent SFX along the way: Directors also apologized for slipped movie release dates, pointing to difficult visual effects for the delay. “We had to come up with a whole new program to create the fire, and to be honest […]

Recovery Zone continues unabated

We’ll be going into radio silence in a couple of days, but until then we’re rounding up some of the more interesting links to stuff we’ve read, a not at all even remotely broad ranging account of crap that went down at this year’s Nerd Prom. We have more photos to post, maybe a few […]

Wha’ Hoppen?

We’re just sitting here, for the first time in days surfing the web unimpeded by any of the following: presenting an award; people sitting around your hotel room drinking Jack Daniels; moderating a panel; racing to an editorial meeting; hooking up with a camera crew; sitting around waiting for a proof; trying to find out […]

Party happenings

The Hollywood Reporter Risky Business blog has all the actual happenings at San Diego — a world of parties far too cool for comic book people to attend. Sci-Fi Channel threw a cool rooftop party at the Hotel Solamar attended by not only the channel’s “Battlestar Galacticaâ€? cast members, and Colin Ferguson from its breakout […]

Losin’ it at San Diego

Graeme McMillan explains what its like to try and see the con in five hours. Anyway, it was just after half past one in the afternoon, and I still had five hours or so to explore the San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in my life before catching a plane back to San Francisco […]

Monday morning

A few updates — the convention was never actually shut down by fire marshals, although online AND onsite registration were both stopped on Saturday. No attendance figures, although the early guestimate of 125,000 felt plausible. The convention was, by any stretch of the imagination, a monstrous and unqualified success. Publishers and artists had record sales, […]

San Diego Con-mageddon report

At some point today or yesterday this showed up on the San Diego website. While the official numbers aren’t in yet, attendance is definitely WAY up from last year. So much so that last evening we needed to close online registration (which remains closed today), and as of 12:30pm today, have had to close ONSITE […]